Harnessing the Collective Knowledge of Healthcare Professionals with Vuzix Smart Glasses

AREA member Vuzix commentary on Talking Telemedicine and Smart Glasses.

The operating room is a magnet for innovation. No doubt, smart glasses and augmented reality technology is set to revolutionize the way surgeons and other healthcare practitioners save lives.

Director of Business Development and Strategic Relationships Matt Margolis recently spoke to the emergence of these hands-free devices in the OR.

Speaking at the Telehealth Secrets Conference 2019, Matt discussed the potential for smart glasses to make the medical field more efficient – positively impacting the lives of countless patients.

While this transformation has just begun, Vuzix has successfully made life easier for surgeons on a small scale. For starters, Dr. Shafi Ahmed livestreams surgeries and lessons using Vuzix smart glasses.

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This means that medical students from around the world can receive training directly from the operating table. Even better – the teacher isn’t burdened by their recording device.

Evidently, the training implications are endless. Surgeons can perform without being distracted by a camera or phone, bringing viewers closer than ever before. Additionally, be it for training or collective surgery, glasses allow users and their shared audience to annotate and circle points of interest – without getting in the way of surgery.

However, the benefits of Vuzix smart glasses aren’t limited to operating theaters, as some patients who are unable to leave the home have learned.

Read the full feature on Vuzix’s blog.

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